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Middle Spotted Woodpecker

Middle Spotted Woodpecker

(Dendrocopos medius)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 12 000 - 20 000 pairs Distribution pattern With patchy and dispersed distribution in most of the country, more densely in the mountains, areas with lowland forests and...

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Marsh Warbler

Marsh Warbler

(Acrocephalus palustris)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 7 000 - 15 000 pairs Distribution pattern With patchy distribution over a considerable part of the country's territory, mainly in the lowlands, but also in hilly and...

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Little Grebe

Little Grebe

(Hippolais pallida)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 800 – 1900 pairs Distribution pattern Found in all lowland and mountainous areas in the country with small wetlands overgrown with higher aquatic vegetation. The main...

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Sardinian Warbler

Sardinian Warbler

(Sylvia melanocephala)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 800 – 1 200 pairs Distribution pattern With patchy distribution, more compact in the Eastern Rhodopes and in the valleys of the rivers Struma and Mesta with the...

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Lesser Whitethroat

Lesser Whitethroat

(Sylvia curruca)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 10 000 - 30 000 pairs Distribution pattern With patchy distribution, but not everywhere in the country – without the high mountain treeless zone. More densely mainly, in the...

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Mediterranean Gull

Mediterranean Gull

(Larus melanocephalus)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 0 - 62 pairs Distribution pattern With isolated breeding sites at the Black Sea, coast depending on the existence of salt or hypersaline lakes, mainly at the...

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Marsh Tit

Marsh Tit

(Parus palustris)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 100 000 - 200 000 pairs Distribution pattern With a patchy distribution, covering more compactly the deciduous and mixed belt in most mountains (Rila-Rhodope Massif, Stara...

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Mistle Thrush

Mistle Thrush

(Turdus viscivorus)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 80 000 – 120 000 pairs Distribution pattern With patchy distribution, covering the entire mountainous part of the country, including the lower mountains. With located in...

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Masked Shrike

Masked Shrike

(Lanius nubicus)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 200 - 350 pairs Distribution pattern With patchy and dispersed distribution mainly in Sakar, the Eastern Rhodopes, and Western Strandzha and along the rivers Maritsa,...

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Mallard

Mallard

(Anas platyrhynchos)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 2 500 – 6 000 pairs Distribution pattern The most common breeding duck species, with dense or more dispersed distribution all over the country with the exception of the...

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Montagu’s Harrier

Montagu’s Harrier

(Circus pygargus)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 2020: 291-481 pairs (2007: 220-270 pairs) Distribution pattern Widespread and numerous breeding species in the Upper Thracian Plain. In the rest of the country very rare...

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Moustached Warbler

Moustached Warbler

(Acrocephalus melanopogon)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 2020: 20-57 pairs (2007: 5-25 pairs) Distribution pattern With dispersed single sites, mainly along the Black Sea coast and the Danube River. Confirmed breeding...

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